Sun, Dec

The Brightest Star in the Sky



What could the occupants of 66 Star Street have in common that would attract the undivided attention of a sharp-witted and intuitive otherworldly spirit?

On the ground floor are newlyweds Maeve and Matt, struggling to overcome a traumatic incident that has threatened their storybook romance, while two flights up lives Katie, a hard-working PR manager for a struggling music label. A refreshing update on Brigit Jones, she just turned 40 and, although her social calender is booked solid, and she's snagged an impressive, wealthy man, she questions her life's purpose.

Meanwhile Lydia, a snarky young cab-driver who lives on the middle floor with two Polish roommates who alternately fear and lust after her, must deal with her mother's failing health. Jemima, an older psychic, is cohabitating peaceably with her dog Grunge, and seems the most attune to the spirit's presence.

As the spirit narrates, Jemima's peaceful existance is sent into upheaval with the arrival of her handsome adopted son Fionn, in town to film a gardening show. Fionn promptly commandeers her apartment as a home base for his enthusiastic and determined courtship of every woman he encounters--Maeve and Katie first among them.

Though to date, the residents have done little more than say hello in the hall, a series of events soon unfold that challenge the group and ultimately, force them to bond together to lend a neighborly hand.



Marian Keyes, a preeminent writer of contemporary women's fiction, is the internationally bestselling author of ten novels, most recently This Charming Man, and two autobiographical works. Several of her novels have been adapted for television and the silver screen. She was born in Limerick in 1963, and brought up in Cavan, Cork, Galway and Dublin; she spent her twenties in London, and lives now in Dun Laoghaire with her husband Tony.